There's a bunch of bargaining chips currently being passed back and forth between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner as they seek to reach a budget deal before the county slides down the much-feared Fiscal Cliff.
Perhaps the most notable involved tax rates for the wealthy: generally sp ... More >>
To: Lovers of America
From: The Republican National Committee
RE: Emergency platform changes
Dear Patriots: It seems that 47 percent was somewhat larger than we anticipated in last week's election. Henceforth, we urge all Republicans to adopt these immediate policy changes.
One of the conventional criticisms of President Obama's first term was that he failed to live up to the "Hope!" and "Change!" rhetoric on which he campaigned in 2008. Many Obama supporters, even ones who concede this point, defended him by stressing the partisan gridlock and the key policies the pre ... More >>
John Dennis, the Republican vying for Rep. Nancy Pelosi's House seat, grew up in a housing project in Jersey City, New Jersey. The son of a longshoreman and city hall clerk, he remembers those days vividly, remembers how the building deteriorated over the course of his childhood. The broken elevator ... More >>
Update (3:44 p.m.): Police have released photos of Robert Johns' weapon cache. Check it out after the jump. Also, it seems that Johns has changed his story about how he planned to use those weapons. Initially, he said he never intended to hurt anyone, and that the collection was nothing more than a ... More >>
Remember that scene in the The Sandlot when Smalls said he didn't know who the Great Bambino was, prompting all the other kids to incredulously list off the rest of Babe Ruth's many nicknames? The Sultan of Swat! the Colossus of Clout! The King of Crash! And so Smalls, not wanting to seem ignorant i ... More >>
Nancy PelosiMembers of Congress are taking up legislation this week aimed at dealing with allegations that a form of "insider trading" is taking place among lawmakers whose knowledge of pending bills could give them a leg up in the stock market.The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) ... More >>
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is rallying Democrats to defend the sundry Occupy movements that have sprung up across the country, appealing in a fundraising e-mail for money to help combat a "message war" against protesters orchestrated by GOP-connected lobbyists.Pelosi's e-mail was provoked ... More >>
Nancy PelosiIndications from the Beltway media world are that 60 Minutes is preparing to air a segment exploring legislative actions House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi oversaw that might have benefited her husband's stock investments.According to multiple news reports, 60 Minutes reporter Steve K ... More >>
So, it seems some suits someplace are all worked up at the political opinions of Mr. Hank Williams, Jr.
Good for him. Moments like this are why we need a Hank Williams, Jr.
Just to be clear, he's the middle (and middle-aged) Hank Williams, the one with the Muppet beard, the one who has never cro ... More >>
John Boehner makes a cameo at 18th and Valencia.We spotted this John Boehner street art gem Tuesday night in the Mission, and it got us thinking -- political street art is pretty rad, and sometimes pretty radical. San Francisco definitely has its fair share, but, of course, we're not the onl ... More >>
Just what Washington needsIt's probably a good thing for all involved that the San Francisco Giants will be paying a visit to President Barack Obama next Monday. The Giants deserve their hard-earned recognition as World Series champs, and Washington needs a dose of good sense as negotiations grin ... More >>
What the hell does she know about being broke?While the rest of us have been languishing in what seems like a never-ending recession, one of top San Francisco lawmakers just keeps getting richer. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's (D-San Francisco) personal wealth grew by 62 percent over the last year, ... More >>
Please don't leave your heart in San Francisco The fact that GOP House Speaker John Boehner is being hosted in the South Bay by high-powered tech executives this week begged the question: Does the pro-life pol truly define Silicon Valley -- home of the limousine liberals?What question never cross ... More >>
Represents the Silicon Valley?When we read in the Chronicle today that supporters of our very own Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer were rolling out the red carpet for GOP House Speaker John Boehner, we had to give it a second read -- just to make sure that we hadn't misunderstood. And then we gave i ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanSee the almost imperceptible strands of fake shark's fin? Wild osetra, now that it has almost disappeared from the Caspian Sea, has been replaced by farmed sturgeon roe with no loss of status. As I was writing this week's article about the proposed shark fin ban, I wondered: Can ... More >>
Yes, we still can The day after Speaker of the House John Boehner called President Barack Obama's budget plan a job killer, the White House announced the president will be making a West Coast swing through the San Francisco Bay Area to address the one thing we really, really need: jobs.The White ... More >>
Filled with the holiday spirit? Yep. Vegan? That, too.The SFoodie Advent Calendar counts down the days before Christmas/Nondenominationalwinterholiday, one holiday treat at a time.For a vegan like me, Candy Cane Joe-Joes are nature's perfect food. I don't exaggerate when I say that I wait all year f ... More >>